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Time for Darren McFadden to Be Named the Oakland Raiders’ Starter

Oakland’s preseason kicked off Thursday night against Dallas, an unremarkable game for the first 10 minutes. Middling along as preseason games tend to do, the Raiders and Cowboys played to an uneventful 7-3 score, at which point Oakland made a key substitution.

With five minutes remaining in the first quarter, the Raiders inserted Darren McFadden into the lineup, and he immediately jolted the Oakland Coliseum to life.

Playing at a different speed than the other 21 players on the field, McFadden turned a simple handoff into an electric 13-yard carry, instantly melting away any lingering training camp malaise.

On the next drive, the Raiders' 2008 first-round pick ran around the left side as though he were shot from a cannon, breaking a 45-yard run that took him ...

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